J.D. and the Great Barber Battle

J.D. has a big problem--it's the night before the start of third grade and his mom has just given him his first and worst home haircut. When the steady stream of insults from the entire student body of Douglass Elementary becomes too much for J.D., he takes matters into his own hands and discovers that, unlike his mom, he's a genius with the clippers. His work makes him the talk of the town and brings him enough hair business to open a barbershop from his bedroom.

ALA Youth Media Awards!

The ALA award announcements are always so exciting! Every year there is speculation about which books will take home the highest honors and then the day finally comes!

Here is the full list of ALA 2021 Youth Media Awards (and honors):

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature: 

When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller

Newbery Honor Books: 

New from Kimberly Willis Holt!

Kimberly Willis Holt is an absolute standby in our shop! We love her books and are thrilled to have her newest, The Ambassador of Nowhere, Texas on our shelves!!

Twenty three years ago Kimberly Willis Holt stopped talking about wanting to be a writer and started to pursue her dream. Because of her family's Louisiana roots she considers herself a southerner, but her father's military career took her to places beyond the South, including Paris and Guam.


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